American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Performed from a moving vehicle: a drive-by murder.
- n. An act, such as a random shooting, performed from a moving vehicle.
- adj. of a crime, etc. carried out from a moving vehicle
- adj. done quickly or in a cursory manner
- n. a crime, such as a shooting, carried out from a moving vehicle
- n. an assassination carried out on a person from vehicle (drive by shooting)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. accomplished while driving past in a vehicle.
“The traditional picture of teacher evaluation is what I call "drive-by" teacher evaluation.”
“He fled Nigeria in 2008 after being demoted, receiving death threats and surviving what his lawyer called a drive-by shooting.”
“• The first incident, which Idsinga described as a drive-by shooting, occurred on June 1, 2010 at 24 Poplar Rd.”
“The police were looking for Raymond Romero, a suspected participant in a drive-by shooting, and had warrants to search two places where he was known to stay.”
“In 2009, a 4-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet in a drive-by gang shooting as the youngster walked to a park in the Echo Park neighborhood, near downtown Los Angeles.”
“Driskill's adult daughter Laci was fatally shot in 2003 when she was accidentally caught in a drive-by shooting.”
“Prompted by a fan of the Italian restaurant, I made Girasole my destination rather than my drive-by this summer.”
“So far, in my discussions I have yet to find anyone — ignoring our idiotic drive-by troll above — discussing and defending either of those, or, for that matter, arguing from the point of view that marijuana is inherently a ‘bad substance.’”
“Unless the Swedes and Norwegians start awarding Nobel Prizes for plane hijackings, pizza shop bombings, civilian bus attacks, Jihad suicides/homicides, drive-by shootings, throat-slittings, embassy attacks and other such acts of barbarisms, the embarrassing low level of contribution to the welfare of Civilization and Mankind by the [Arab] Muslim world will continue.”
“The site became very popular, and after a while it begin to attract what I call drive-by marauders.”
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